The dual-use nature of emerging biotechnology necessitates biosecurity measures in industry, particularly for the gene synthesis sector which produces DNA sequences to order.
Creating interactive facilities that promote public engagement and understanding while adhering to biosafety regulations requires a two-way conversation.
The 16 cases reflected in the health ministry's daily updates for Dec 1, 2, and 3 and were from eight different locations: Beni, Katwa, Vuhovi, Kalunguta, Mutwanga, Komanda, Butembo, and Masereka.
Ebola could be transformed from a terrifying disease into something that can be managed at home if drug trials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are successful, a leading scientist believes.
One mystery about anthrax is why outbreaks are so different across the planet. In some areas outbreaks occur annually with few cases, while in other areas explosive outbreaks occur with decades or longer in between.
A clever repurposing of a biological tool gives researchers new clues as to how the flu remains so successful.
Two recent research projects focusing on Listeria have helped boost understanding of the pathogen’s specific chemical and structural properties and improve food safety from farm to fork.
Czech authorities are dismantling restrictions on the only part of the country affected by African Swine Fever, saying the move reflects a ‘uniquely successful’ eradication strategy.
Should the outbreak spread more widely in cities, the scale of the outbreak could tax the available supplies of an experimental vaccine being used to help contain spread, said Peter Salama, who heads the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program.
Ebola virus can persist in immunologically protected body sites in survivors of Ebola virus disease, creating the potential to initiate new chains of transmission.